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Rice noodles vs. Lo mein — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Rice noodles and Lo mein different?

  • Lo mein has more Selenium, Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Folate, Manganese, and Vitamin B5 than Rice noodles.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Lo mein is 18% higher.
  • Rice noodles has less Sodium.

Rice noodles, cooked and Restaurant, Chinese, vegetable lo mein, without meat are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Calcium +425%
Contains more Iron +664.3%
Contains more Magnesium +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Potassium +2525%
Contains more Zinc +44%
Contains more Copper +68.4%
Contains more Manganese +110.5%
Contains more Selenium +160%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 6% 3% 9% 1% 3% 7% 13% 15% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 41% 10% 20% 10% 57% 10% 22% 32% 64%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Calcium +425%
Contains more Iron +664.3%
Contains more Magnesium +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +125%
Contains more Potassium +2525%
Contains more Zinc +44%
Contains more Copper +68.4%
Contains more Manganese +110.5%
Contains more Selenium +160%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Lo mein
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1025%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1033.3%
Contains more Folate +2700%
Contains more Choline +456.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 6% 3% 6% 12% 29% 16% 17% 16% 22% 0% 5% 32%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1025%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1033.3%
Contains more Folate +2700%
Contains more Choline +456.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +19.1%
Contains more Protein +166.5%
Contains more Fats +1075%
Contains more Other +672.2%
Equal in Water - 71.33
2% 24% 74%
Protein: 1.79 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 24.01 g
Water: 73.82 g
Other: 0.18 g
5% 2% 20% 71%
Protein: 4.77 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 20.16 g
Water: 71.33 g
Other: 1.39 g
Contains more Carbs +19.1%
Contains more Protein +166.5%
Contains more Fats +1075%
Contains more Other +672.2%
Equal in Water - 71.33

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -95%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2176.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5513%
32% 36% 32%
Saturated Fat: 0.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.023 g
20% 25% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.464 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.592 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.291 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -95%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2176.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5513%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Rice noodles Lo mein
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rice noodles Lo mein Opinion
Net carbs 23.01g 18.86g Rice noodles
Protein 1.79g 4.77g Lo mein
Fats 0.2g 2.35g Lo mein
Carbs 24.01g 20.16g Rice noodles
Calories 108kcal 121kcal Lo mein
Starch 16.73g Lo mein
Fructose 0.33g Lo mein
Sugar 0.03g 2.63g Rice noodles
Fiber 1g 1.3g Lo mein
Calcium 4mg 21mg Lo mein
Iron 0.14mg 1.07mg Lo mein
Magnesium 3mg 14mg Lo mein
Phosphorus 20mg 45mg Lo mein
Potassium 4mg 105mg Lo mein
Sodium 19mg 430mg Rice noodles
Zinc 0.25mg 0.36mg Lo mein
Copper 0.038mg 0.064mg Lo mein
Manganese 0.114mg 0.24mg Lo mein
Selenium 4.5µg 11.7µg Lo mein
Vitamin A 0IU 179IU Lo mein
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 9µg Lo mein
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.3mg Lo mein
Vitamin D 0IU 4IU Lo mein
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Lo mein
Vitamin C 0mg 1.7mg Lo mein
Vitamin B1 0.018mg 0.047mg Lo mein
Vitamin B2 0.004mg 0.124mg Lo mein
Vitamin B3 0.072mg 0.81mg Lo mein
Vitamin B5 0.011mg 0.27mg Lo mein
Vitamin B6 0.006mg 0.068mg Lo mein
Folate 1µg 28µg Lo mein
Choline 1.6mg 8.9mg Lo mein
Vitamin K 0µg 12.7µg Lo mein
Tryptophan 0.022mg Rice noodles
Threonine 0.063mg Rice noodles
Isoleucine 0.073mg Rice noodles
Leucine 0.147mg Rice noodles
Lysine 0.062mg Rice noodles
Methionine 0.043mg Rice noodles
Phenylalanine 0.095mg Rice noodles
Valine 0.104mg Rice noodles
Histidine 0.045mg Rice noodles
Trans Fat 0.008g Rice noodles
Saturated Fat 0.023g 0.464g Rice noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g 0.592g Lo mein
Polyunsaturated fat 0.023g 1.291g Lo mein
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Lo mein
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.134g Lo mein
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.004g Lo mein
Omega-3 - ALA 0.141g Lo mein

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rice noodles Lo mein
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Rice noodles
13%
Lo mein
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Rice noodles
27%
Lo mein

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles contains less Sodium (difference - 411mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.441g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lo mein
Lo mein is lower in glycemic index (difference - 61)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lo mein
Lo mein is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lo mein
Lo mein is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Rice noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168914/nutrients
  2. Lo mein - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167677/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.